Taxes & Property Assessment

Property Tax Notice
Property tax notices are mailed to all tax payers by mid-May.

Due Date & Penalty
Property Taxes are due by 5 p.m. on the first business day after Canada Day. 
After the deadline, a 10% late penalty is applied to unpaid accounts.

Interest & Tax Liens
Interest is applied monthly on outstanding balances. 
Properties with outstanding tax account balances on December 31st are subject to tax liens.

Taxation Year
The taxation year is January 1st to December 31st of the current calendar year.

Payment Options for Property Taxes
Please note, property taxes cannot be paid using credit card. Property taxes can be paid by cash, cheque or debit.

Methods to pay your property taxes include:
  1. Online Bill Payments through your bank 

  2. In person at the City Office
    1. 1336 Front Street
  3. By mail (envelope has to be postmarked by June 29th to avoid penalty) 
    1. Box 308, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Calculation of Property Taxes
The Government of Yukon provides the municipality with current, accurate and equitable property assessments (property value) for property taxation purposes. These assessments are broken down by land and improvements.  

The City of Dawson Council annually establishes the tax rates to be levied upon all taxable real property in the City of Dawson as set out in the Tax Levy Bylaw.

A tax rate is the rate of taxation applied against the value of property within a municipality to collect the revenue required by the various taxation authorities. The tax rate may be expressed in "mills” (dollars in tax paid per thousand dollars of property value) or as a percentage of the property’s value. The City of Dawson’s Tax Rate Bylaw expresses the tax rate as a percentage of the property’s value.

For example a tax rate of 1.63% on a property valued at $100,000 would require a payment of $1,630 in property tax.

Reduce the Amount of Property Taxes You Pay - Apply for Your Homeowner Grant Today!
Whether you pay in person, by internet banking or through you mortgage company an application must be submitted if you are claiming the grant.

  • City of Dawson Senior Home Owner's Grant Application

Property owners who are 61 years of age or older may be eligible for a City of Dawson Senior Home Owner Grant.  

Property owners may be eligible for a Yukon Home Owner’s Grant. 

Property Assessments and Appeal Process
Information regarding Property Assessment and the Appeals process can be obtained on the Government of Yukon’s website or by contacting Property Assessment & Taxation Department, Government of Yukon. 
Phone: (867) 667-5268 Toll Free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5268